Morris County Obituaries
"CGR"=Council Grove Republican
William Acre of East Council Grove died
Sunday morning of Bright’s disease.
Funeral services were held Monday in
the Christian church. (CGR Nov. 15, 1895)
Denis Bradford Aiken was born July
23, 1837, in Wentworth, Grafton county,
N. H.; removed with his parents in 1856
to Oneida, Knox county, Ill.; served three
years and three months in the war of the
Rebellion, enlisting in the 124th Illinois
Temperance regiment (composed mostly
of Good Templars). He was married in
1806 to Marietta Sumner in Marion, N. Y.
Settled in Illinois, spent two years in
Iowa, and finally, in the fall of ’78, removed with his family to Council Grove,
Kansas, where he resided till the time of
his death, which occurred May 11, 1893.
He was as truly a patriot as any who
lost their lives on the field of battle, having never known what it was to be well
since the war. The direct cause of his
death was pneumonia, and after a short,
severe attack, he quietly and peacefully
passed away from earth. A wife and two
daughters, Mamie and Katie, mourn his
He was a member of the Congregational church and the funeral services were
held at the residence, conducted by his
pastor, Rev. L. Armsby. The A. O. U.
W. lodge to which he belonged had
charge of the ceremonies and tenderly
carried the deceased brother to the grave.
(CGR May 19, 1893)
James R. Allen, son of James H. and
Emily Allen, was born in Bath county,
Kentucky, on the 16th day of September,
1865, and died on the 25th day of February, 1894, aged 28 years, 5 months and 9
days. He moved with his parents in 1872
to Morris county, Kansas and settled near
Council Grove, and has resided in and
near here ever since. In the year 1878
his father died and his mother was left
with four boys and two girls to provide
for as best she could, which was no easy
task in a wild and newly settled country.
Although James was deprived at an early
age of the care and training of a father,
he grew to be an industrious young man
and worthy citizen. He never united
with any church but he told his mother
a short time before he died, in answer to
some questions, that he had made his
peace with God. He was married in
September, 1892, to Miss Minnie Fenner.
He leaves a wife and babe, mother, three
brothers and two sisters to mourn for
him, but they do not mourn as those who
have no hope. (CGR March 2, 1894)
W. S. Aulder, of east Council Grove,
died last Saturday of old age. He was
the father of Bass Aulder and was 82
years old. (CGR April 8, 1898)
Died July 5, 1895-At his home
near Emporia, Frankie, only son of Mr,
and Mrs. Edward Bascom. Funeral
services were conducted July 6 by Rev.
W. M. Woodward, pastor of M. P. church
and the remains were buried in Dunlap
cemetery. (CGR July 12, 1895)
The funeral of Abram Beesley
was preached by the Rev. S. V. Irvin
last Friday at 11 A. M. The remains
were laid to rest in the Dunlap cemetery. (CGR April 7, 1893)
The remains of William Blanton were
laid to rest in the Dunlap cemetery Friday. Mr. Blanton was one of Morris
county's old pioneers and his many
friends here mourn his departure and
regret the loss of one so tried and true.
(CGR Feb. 19, 1897)
Charles Blue, an old colored soldier,
died Thursday and was laid to rest in the
colored cemetery, Saturday.
(CGR March 20, 1903)
Mrs. Chas. Blue was found dead in
her home Tuesday morning. She had
apparently been dead for several days, as
the body was in a very bad condition.
The coroner‘s jury reported the case
(CGR May 22, 1903)
Richard Bonner (colored) died at his
home in this city, Tuesday morning, Nov.
27 of stomach troubles. Funeral services
took place from the African M. E. church
Wednesday nt 2:30 o‘clock, Rev. Watson
Mr. Bonner was an exemplary citizen
and was liked by all with whom he came
in contact. Quite often he would fill the
pulpit in the absence of the pastor.
(CGR Nov. 30, 1900)
Reuben Bosley (colored) died very suddenly at his home in this city Tuesday.
He was found dead setting in a chair.
The deceased leaves a wife and son.
Mrs. Bosley was in Denver, Colorado, at
the time of his death. She arrived home
Wednesday. Funeral services will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
(CGR March 30, 1905)
Mr. L. H. Bottie died October 6th, 1897.
Was born in Germany, September 10th,
1852, came to West Virginia in 1860. He
was married to Miss Mary E. Baockelman in 1875 and came to Kansas in 1878.
He leaves a wife and four children to
mourn their loss, three sons and one
daughter. The funeral services were
conducted at his residence by the writer
and was buried at the Kinkle cemetnry
north of Wilsey. --B. G. Hopkins. (CGR Oct. 15, 1897)
The little six month daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Brigham of this city died last Wednesday evening of pneumonia. The little one had been quite low for several days but made a gallant fight against fate. She was a more than usually bright and promising child and the heart of every parents in the city will go out to Mr. and Mrs. Brigham in the loss of their little sunbeam.
(CGR April 8, 1898)
Mrs. Mary Burtnett, mother-in-law
of Charles Lewis, died Friday. She has
been a long sufferer. Her remains were
laid to rest in the Dunlap cemetery Sunday.
(CGR Oct. 20, 1899)
America Bell Ray was born in Vermillian County, Illinois, January 9, 1859,
died in Peabody, Kansas, December 2,
She was baptised in infancy by Rev.
Peter Wallace, was converted and joined
the M. E. church when twelve years of
age and ever remained a faithful member. She was united in marriage to
Prof. A. H. Bushey September 6, 1882.
To them were born four children, three
are living, one proceeded her to the
glory land. From early childhood she
enjoyed christian training. She was a
dutiful child, a loving sister, a devoted
companion and an aflectionate mother.
Her life has been one of untiring devotion and unselfish love for her family and
friends. She was deeply interested and
earnest in the work of the Master. Her
faith was clear and unwavering, her life
pure and consistent. Her kind and
gentle disposition won her warm friends
everywhere she lived. She was a great
sufferer for years with that dread disease
consumption, but in the midst of all her
sufferings she has been patient, and
when her body was racked with pain her
thoughts were for others than herself.
She leaves to mourn their loss, besides
her husband and children, a father,
mother, three brothers and one sister.
and many more friends. Today the family and friends stand at her open grave.
They have the desolation, the empty void
and the silence of death, but she has
gained heaven’s completeness. All the
joys of eternal love are her’s forever.
Faith speaks tenderly today and says
“No tie is broken, love is eternal.” As
the links of the family chain are being
broken one by one we are drawn to an
everlasting home where the redeemed
Her remains were brought to Delavan,
the home of her parents. The funeral
services were held in the M. E. church.
A very large
congregation of friends and those who
had known her for years were present.
Her body was buried in Delavan cemetery to await the resurrection.
(CGR Dec. 15, 1899)
Fred Byrnes died of dropsy at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Byrnes, in Dunlap, April 5, 1895, age 19
years. The remains were buried in the
Dunlap cemetery Friday afternoon.
(CGR April 12, 1895)
Albert E. Claybaugh was born at Findlay, Hancock county, Ohio, December 3,
1855, removed with his parents to Morris
county, Kansas, in 1865, was married to
Hattie E. Marshall of Jacksonville, Illinois, at Emporia, Kansas, May 26th, 1885.
Died at his home near Kelso February
1st, 1897; came to his death by the accidental discharge of a gun. He leaves a
loving wife but no children. Albert
Clabaugh was apparently a young man,
was loved respected by all who knew
him. The accident cast a gloom over
the entire neighborhood. Funeral services were conducted by Revs. Chandler
and McBee after which the remains were
followed to the Kelso cemetery by a
large procession of relatives and friends.
The wife and relatives of the deceased
have the heartfelt sympathy of the
entire community. (CGR Feb. 12, 1897)
Charles Clyborne, of Chimgo, died
of consumption Saturday, August 4, 1894,
It the home of his grandfather, W. L.
Clyborne, on Cahola creek. Funeral
services were held Monday by Rev. Baitr,
assisted by Rev. Irwin, and the remains
were buried In the Dunlap cemetery.
Mr. Clyborne been here a few
weeks. He was a brother of Harry Clyborne and cousin of Mrs. Fred F. Chase
of this county. (CGR Aug. 10, 1894)
Ruth Tompson Clyborne was born in
Preble county, Ohio, March 11th, 1818
and died near Dunlap, Morris county,
Kansas, October 11th, 1895. Age 77 years
and 7 months.
Deceased was married to W. L. Clyborne January 18th, 1838 at Pokagon,
Michigan, where she had moved with
her father in 1823, when they were numbered among the first settlers of Cass
county, Michigan. Her father died in
California in 1850.
There were six children as a result of
this marriage; three living, Archibald
of Chicago, Thomas M. of Michigan, and
Addie R. of Galesburg, Illinois; three
dead, Jane, William L. and Franklin.
Her son of Michigan and daughter from
Galesburg were present at the funeral
which took place on Monday, October
14th, the funeral sermon being preached
by Rev. W. R. Bair, pastor of the Congregational church in Dunlap.
Mrs. Ciyborne became a consistent
christian and united with the first Baptist
church of Summerville, Michigan, in
1850. Her father and mother were members of the Dunkard church.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyborne moved from
Pokagon, Michigan, to Galesburg Illinois,
in 1861 and from Galesburg to Dunlap in
1884 where they have since resided until
God called this dear christian mother to
her reward. A large number of people
were present to pay the last sad rites and
follow her remains to their last resting
place. (CGR Oct. 25, 1895)
Merwin Eugene Cole, infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. L. S. Cole of east Council Grove,
was born March 10, 1897, and died June
8, 1898. He had unusual difficulty in
teething and two weeks ago was taken
down very sick, but under skillful medical treatment and nursing he rallied, but
a few hours before his death he relapsed
and about 3 a.m. was released from
entering and taken to the “home over
The funeral services were held in the
M. E. church Friday morning at ten
o'clock. conducted by Rev. Mayor. The
songs by the choir and remarks of the
minister were full of comfort and inspiration to all. The floral contributions
and kindly expressions of deep sympathy of friends, made Mr. and Mrs. Cole
feel that they do not have to carry life's
burdens and sorrows alone. The remains
were peacefully laid to rest in the cemetery.
(CGR June 10, 1898)
The remains of
W. T. Cooney, father of Mrs. Charlie
Craig of Council Grove, were laid to rest
in the cemetery at Dunlap last Sunday.
(CGR July 21, 1893)
William Downing was born in Pike
County, Ohio, May 12th 1821. He was
married Sept. 5th 1844 to Miss Eliza J.
Green. With his family he came to
Kansas in 1858, and located on the farm
where he made his home till the day of
his death which occured May 20th 1898,
the time of his earthly pilgrimage being
seventy-seven years and eight days. A
widow, one son, five daughters, two
brothers and three sisters survive to
mourn his departure. A large assembly
of neighbors, many of them friends of
long years gathered at his late residence
to the funeral services held May 21 and
followed his remains to their last resting
place at the old Downing burying
ground near Kelso.
William Downing was no ordinary
man, a man of wide reading and careful
thought. He had very decided convictions and was ready on all proper
occasions to express them, but he was
tolerant of the views of others, never
dealing in language of harsh denunciations. In his home he was a thoughtful, kind and afiectionate husband and
father, an accommodating neighbor, a
good citizen and thoroughly honest man.
He will be greatly missed from the
community where he lived so long and
so highly esteemed. (CGR May 27, 1898)
Mrs. J. W. Dwiggins died
at her home west of town at 10 o’clock
Tuesday morning, Sept. 19, 1893.
Mrs. Dwiggins was a native of Ann
Arbor, Michigan, and was born June 6,
1856. Her maiden name was Van Vleet
and she had been a resident of Morris
county about twenty years. Mrs. Dwiggins was twice married, the first time to
Henry Meacham, of this county, and after his death she was united in marriage
to J. W. Dwiggins, whose death occurred
about two years ago. The deceased had
been in bad health for several years and
her demise was not entirely unexpected.
Her mother was at her bedside. Two
brothers reside at Denver. Two sons
survive the mother, one 18 and the other
16 years of age. The funeral services
were held at the home at 12 o’clock on
Wednesday by Rev. Whiting, pastor of
the Baptist church, of which society she
was a member. The interment took
place at Greenwood cemetery this city,
where the body was laid between those
of the two husbands.
(CGR Sept. 22, 1893)
Died, September 26, at her home on Bluff Creek, Sarah E. Eads, age 24 years. She is survived by her husband, W. E. Eads, and one child. Her
remains were laid to rest in the Agnes City cemetery.
(CGR Oct. 16, 1885)
Quite a number of people from this
place [Olive Branch] attended the funeral of Miss Annie
Edwards, youngest daughter of John
Edwards of Six Mile, which was held at
Delavan Sunday. The remains were interred in the Delavan cemetery and were
followed to their last resting place by
one of the largest processions ever seen
in this vicinity on a similar occasion.
Mr. Edwards and family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in their sad bereavement. (CGR July 22, 1898)
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Eldred died last week and was buried in the Toledo, Kansas, cemetery. (CGR Feb. 8, 1895)
W. S. Ewing, who died last Wednesdny
at his home five miles west of Council
Grove, was born in Pike county, Missouri.
He was 66 years of age last August. He
had been a resident of Kansas for eighteen
years, sixteen of them having been spent
in Morris county. A wife and six children survive him. The funeral services
were conducted at the home by Elder B.
G. Hopkins. The body was laid to rest
in Greenwood cemetery. (CGR Jan 18, 1895)
Mrs. Soloman Falls, colored, died
Friday morning at her home in
south Council Grove. The funeral
was held this afternoon at 2:30 from
the colored Baptist church.
(CGR July 4, 1907)
Died, in Council Grove, Kansas, May 15th,
1893, John C. Feigley, aged 55 years.
John Colborn Feigley, son of Samuel
and Libbie Feigley, was born at Lexington, Perry county, Ohio, April 27, 1838.
His childhood and youth were spent in
the town where he was born. There he
received a good common school education
and learned the printer's trade. On the
18th of May, 1882, he was married to Miss
Eliza Hampton; to them have been born
ten children, seven of whom with their
mother mourn his death. In March 1862
he enlisted in the military service of his
country in the 31st Ohio Volunteers, in
which he served three years. participating
in a number of hard taught battles, notably
Stone River and Chicamauga besides
many small skirmishes; and was honorably discharged in 1865. The loss of his
arm in his country's service prevented his
return to his calling as a printer. After
his removal to Illinois In 1868 he engaged
in teaching in the public schools and
made a creditable record as a teacher.
After a residence of twelve years in Blandinville, Illinois, he removed to Kansas
and located on a farm three miles from
Council Grove, where he had since resided till last January.
Since coming to Kansas he taught three
terms with his usual success, but confinement to the school room seriously impaired his health, never very firm since
his discharge from the army. He devoted himself wholly to the cultivation of
his farm, doing about as much hard work
as most men having two hands.
Last November he was elected Clerk of
the District Court of Morris county but
had never been able to take possession of
his allies. There is little doubt that the
loss of his arm was the primary cause inducing the fatal disease or which he died
as he has from that time suflered more or
less daily pain in the left lung, and care-
ful examination by his physician disclosed
the fact that for a long time it had been
Brother Feigley was a christian. Soon
after his discharge from the army he
made a public profession of religion and
united with the Baptist church. In it he
lived a faithful and eonsistant member
till Monday morning when his membership was transferred to the church triumphant which is without fault before
the throne of God. He lived the life of
an exemplary christian and died in the
faith of the gospel. While we mourn at
his coffin he rejoices with saints and angels in heaven.
The funeral services were held at the
family residence on Tuesday. A large
concourse of friends and a detachment of
G. A. R. followed the remains to their
last resting place in Greenwood cemetery.
(CGR May 19, 1893)
Raymond O. Feigley, youngest son of
Mrs. J. C. Feigley, died of peritonitis,
Saturday morning, May 25th, 1895, aged
16 years end 5 months. His illness lasted
two weeks. The funeral services were
held at the house Saturday afternoon
conducted by Rev. A. S. Merrifield. A
long procession accompanied the remains
to their last resting place in Greenwood
cemetery. Ray was born In Blandensville, Illinois. He was a quiet boy, highly esteemed by those who knew him and
especially kind and affectionate toward
To the sorrowing mother, the brothers
and sisters many friends extend heartfelt sympathy. (CGR May 31, 1895)
Died, at the residence of H. W. Fisher, in this city, on Wednesday morning,
his youngest daughter, Carrie Murdoch, aged 1 year, 4 months and 8 days,
of whooping cough, complicated with other diseases. She was buried in the
Greenwood cemetery that afternoon, after appropriate funeral services at
(CGR Oct. 16, 1885)
Died, on Wednesday at the home of Theodore Frontin on Gilmore creek, his daughter, aged six years. (CGR Aug. 24, 1883)
Sallie E. Reel was born at Reelsville,
Putnam county, Indiana, on June 29th,
1860. She was married to Henry Furney
at St. Louis on October 25th, 1883. They
settled near Alta Vista, and in
1893 she became a member of the
Christian church and remained a consistent christian ever since. Mrs. Sallie
Furney departed this life at her home in
Council Grove, September 15th. She was the mother of two children and leaves a daughter and husband
to mourn her loss. (CGR Sept. 22, 1899)
Mrs. Matilda Gassett died at the home
of her son, V. A. Gassett, of this city,
Sunday evening, June 18, 1899, after u
painful illness of five weeks, aged 79
years, 1 month and 18 days.
She was born in Mendon, Mass., May
1, 1820. and was married to Nelson Gassett in 1839. They made their home in
Massachusetts until 1861 when they
moved to Rhode Island and from there
in 1868 to Dayton, Ohio, where her husband died in 1878.
She leaves to mourn for her two sons,
three daughters and several grandchildren. One son and daughter still
reside in Ohio; Mrs. Kirk is in Kansas City
and V. A. Gassett snd Mrs. Vose live in this
Possessed of rare qualities of heart and
mind, she made a wide circle of warm
friends wherever she went and “None
knew her but to love her.” She was
brought up among the Friends and retained their faith until death released her from her weary sufferings.
(CGR June 23, 1899)
John Gault of Washington Co., Iowa
died last night at the residence of Mr. J.
B. Gangwer, for whom he had been
working this summer. His disease was
of the throat. The circumstances of his
death were peculiarly sad, having no
relatives here but one family, Mr. Ira
Powers being his uncle. While he no
doubt had the best of treatment at his
temporary home, yet it was not like
being at home and among his kindred.
He longed for a mother's touch upon his
revered brow, and the imprint of a mother’s kiss upon his dying lips, but his
mother could not get here in time for
him to receive those blessings, but came
to the funeral which occurs today at the
Delavan cemetery. Two of his brothers
are also here. He was a promising
young men of good habits and died with
the Christian's hope.
(CGR Nov. 17, 1899)
Arnold Gayden, who has been sick
with lung fever and the grippe, died Monday. He will be buried Wednesday
In the colored cemetery.
(CGR April 12, 1901)
A. J. Gillette, an old and respected
citizen of Council Grove, died last Sunday night at his home on Union street, of
a complication of diseases. He was a
great sufferer having been confined to
his bed since last February, and death
came as a sweet release.
He was born in West Virginia, January
24, 1824, and moved to Ohio with his
parents when he was fourteen months
old where he lived until he was fifteen
years of age. He then removed to Galesburg, Illinois, where he resided until
1878 when he came to Morris county and
remained here until his death.
He was twice married and was the
father of thirteen children. He was first
married to Miss Rebecka Mount who
died in 1872. On July 16, 1874, he was
married to Miss Caroline Fisher, who
still survives him.
The funeral services were held at the
Christian church Mnndny afternoon at.
four o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. E.
Mack and Palmer after which the remains were laid to rent in Greenwood
(CGR June 23, 1899)
The two-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Gray, living north of Dunlap on
Rock creek, died of measles last Monday
and the remains were buried in the Dunlap cemetery today.
(CGR Feb. 2, 1894)
Mrs. Mary Sturdevant Green died at
the home of her step-daughter, Mrs. Effie
Corey in Council Grove on the evening of
June 18th, 1898. Mrs. Green was the
daughter of Josiah and Hannah Sturdevant, natives of New England. She was
born at Rushville, New York, on March
28th, 1854, and came to Kansas about
twenty-eight years ago. On September
19th, 1872, she was married to Governor
N. Green of Manhattan. Mrs. Green was
a member of the Congregational church
until her marriage when she united with
the Methodist Episcopal church. She
was an earnest Christian worker and her
death is widely mourned by a host of
friends and co-workers. She leaves two
step daughters Mrs. Alice Edgerton and
Mrs. Effie Corey of Council Grove, and
two sons Bert and Ned. Her remains
were brought to Manhattan last Saturday
morning and the funeral took place from
the Methodist church at three o‘clock in
the afternoon. (CGR June 26, 1896)
The infant child of John Guthrie was
buried Tuesday afternoon in the Dunlap
(CGR June 14, 1895)
Died, July 27th, Jessie, daughter of
John Guthrie and wife. Funeral was
preached by Rev. Bair Monday in the
grove by the Guthrie residence where
a large and sympathetic audience had
gathered. Little Jessie had been badly
burned some weeks ago while kindling a
fire in the cook stove and after lingering
so long with such terrible suffering death
ended her misery. Jessie was an exceptionally sweet girl, and so bright and
very kind in disposition. She would have
been ten years old next February. The
entire community sympathize with the
Guthrie family in this sad affliction. and
now two little ones will be waiting at the
beautiful gate. (CGR July 31, 1896)
Died, at his home in Parkerville, on
Thursday, December 13, 1888, Dr. D. W.
Hall, aged 40 years and 28 days.
Dr. Hall had been a resident of Morris
county for a number of years past, during
which time he practiced medicine at Parkerville. He was born in the state of Ohio;
was a christian gentlemen and had been a
member with the M. E. church. He was
held in high esteem by all who knew him,
and his widow and a brother who resides
in Parkerville have the sincere sympathy
of the entire community in their and bereavement.
Dr. Hall had been sick for several months
with a disease of the liver, which produced
dropsy, of which he died. As a physician
he was held in high esteem. The funeral
took place in Parkerville on Sunday, at 11
o’clock A. M. (CGR Dec. 21, 1888)
Death of Philllip J. Hammer--The subject of this sketch was born in
Germany, Jan. 5th, 1827. He came with
his parents to this country in his early
boyhood and lived some time in Rochester, N. Y. He was married in Rochester
in 1854, and moved to Leavenworth county this state in 1868, and in 1873 removed
to his farm about 8 miles west of Council Grove, where he died Sept. 2, 1893.
He was a member of the Lutheran
church from early youth. He received
an injury some 19 years ago, from which
he never fully recovered, and 4 years ago
had a stroke of paralysis. The funeral
was preached at the home on Monday,
Sept. 4th, by Rev. L. Armsby and the
body laid to rest in Greenwood cemetery,
this city. Mr. Hammer was a good and
well-known citizen and his family and
large circle of friends will severely feel
their loss. (CGR Sept. 8, 1893)
Died at her home in Dunlap, Kansas,
February 15, 1895, Mrs. Lillie Parrish
Harris. She was the oldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Parrish of this place
and wife of L. Harris. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn
their loss. Funeral was held Sunday at
the Congregational church, and remains
were buried in the Dunlap cemetery.
(CGR Feb. 22, 1895)
Mr. Harris died April 4, at the home
of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Pearl Harris,
in Lyon county, and was buried April 5
in the Americus cemetery. He was the
father of L. Harris of Dunlap. (CGR April 12, 1895)
Died, James Hatfield, at his residence in the
eastern portion of Morris county, on the
22d day of July, 1891, after a protracted
illness. He was buried in Greenwood
cemetery on the 23rd inst.,
Rev. Dice officiating at the funeral.
James Hatfield was born in New Brunswick, April 10, 1837. He immigrated to
the United States and came to Solomon
City, Kans. in 1878 and to Morris county
in 1879, where he continued to reside up
to the time of his decease. He leaves a
widow and four children, all grown.
Mr. Hatfield was an original character,
but a better hearted, more genial gentleman never lived. His friendship was
warm and his friends many. His word
was good for any promise he would make.
Though long a sufferer, Mr. Hatfield was
to the last patient and resigned. He will
be greatly missed by his family and
friends. (CGR July 31, 1891)
Thomas Hawthorn/Hathorn, colored, died last Sunday morning.
(CGR July 8, 1898)
John Hill was born in Yorkshire, England, October 24, 1825. At the age of
7 years he with his parents emigrated to
Montreal, Canada West. At the age of
22 he was married to Miss Martha Miller
of Montreal. After a married life of 15
years his wife died leaving him with two
sons. He lived a widower two years and
then married Miss Mary C. McPeak of
Rochester, Minnesota, who still survives.
To this union were born two children, a
son and a daughter. At the age of 18 he
was converted and united with the M. E.
church, of which he remained a faithful
member until his death. which occurred
on Thursday evening, February 14, 1895,
at his residence near Dunlap, Kansas.
Mr. Hill shortly after his first marriage
came to the United States and lived some
time in each of the following states:
Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, and
came to Kansas 26 years ago taking up
the privations and trials of pioneer life.
The community has lost a good neighbor and citizen and the church of his
choice a faithful member and class leader. The funeral services were conducted
at the M. E. church at Dunlap by Rev.
William Conrad, the pastor of Bushong
charge. The remains were followed to
their earthly resting place by a very
large concourse of friends and neighbors.
(CGR Feb. 22, 1895)
Mrs. Ida M. Hobbs of Dunlap, died
last Monday night and was buried Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church
at Dunlap, conducted by Rev. E. A. Durham.
(CGR June 16, 1899)
Earl Hooker, the 4-month: old son of
Michael Hooker (colored) died Sunday of
cholera lnfantum. The funeral was held
(CGR Sept. 8, 1893)
Jacob Hooker (colored) died at the
home of his parents on the east side
Monday at 11 o'clock a.m. of fever. He
had not been sick but a few days and his
death was a great surprise to all. Jake
was one of the beat colored boys in the
city and was intelligent and industrious.
He was buried Wednesday.
(CGR Nov. 16, 1900)
Mrs. Mike Hooker, one of the Grove's
oldest colored inhabitants, died last Monday evening, after a lingering illness of
some two years.
The Hookers are well and favorably
known In this community, Mike and his
wife being among the towns best colored
people, and the loss of Mrs. Hooker will
be mourned among her friends. She was buried Tuesday.
(CGR Aug. 8, 1902)
Peter Howard was buried
in the colored cemetery, near Dunlap,
(CGR April 27, 1894)
From the Stillwater (Okla.) Messenger
of January 25, 1895, we take the following: “Mrs. Julina Hueston, beloved wife
of Merton Hueston, died Monday at her
home in this city after an illness of about
one week. Mrs. Hueston was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Lester, who
have made Stillwater their home from
the tlme of the opening of the country.
The deceased leaves a husband and one
child and a host of friends who join in
sympathising with the bereaved husband
The funeral was held from their residence on Lewis street Tuesday, and the
remains were laid to rest in Fair Lawn
cemetery, followed by a large concourse
of friends and relatives.” Mrs. Hueston
before going to Oklahoma lived in Dunlap and was a cousin of Mrs. Minnie Ryman of that place. (CGR Feb. 8, 1895)
Mrs. Edward Jackson died at her
home, Tuesday. She has been an invaIid for several years. The remains were
laid to rest in the colored cemetery.
(CGR May 22, 1903)
Once more our hearts have been saddened by the death of one of our most
energetic and most honorable colored
citizens. Mr. Johnson was suddenly
taken very ill on Friday, the 12th, with
congestion of the bladder. During his
short illness he suffered intense pain.
He died Wednesday, October 17, 1894,
and was buried Thursday, the 18th, in the
cemetery at Dunlap.
Columbus M. Johnson was born on the
eastern shore of Maryland December 15,
1824, and at 8 years of age he was stolen
by a band of outlaws and sold into slavery in Tennessee. He came to Kansas
about eighteen years ago, settling in Morris county. He took an active interest in
the great exodus of colored people from
Tennessee and Mississippi to Kansas and
was instrumental in locating the large
colony in the southern part of this county. He was a natural leader among his
race. He always took delight in canvassing during the campaign in the interest
of the republican party. He always
stood firm and never wavered. His anticipation for the success of his party in
the coming election was very great.
The deceased leaves a wife some fifty
years of age and three children grown,
the youngest being about 18 years old.
He was a prominent member of the A.
M. E. church.
The county has lost one of its shrewdest politicians, the home misses a good
husband and father, and the colored race
loses one of its best friends. (CGR Oct. 26, 1894)
The oldest son of Walter Johnson
(colored) died last Saturday. The boy
received injuries last fall by being thrown
from a buggy, which was the cause of
his death. He was about 14 years of age.
(CGR April 13, 1905)
Archibald M. Kennedy was born in
Greensburg, Westmoreland county,
Pennsylvania, June 16, 1824. He came
west and settled in Peru, Illinois, in 1848.
He married Ann McCarthy April 7, 1843.
To this union was born four children,
Mrs. Albert Pearson, of Delavan; Mr.
E. G. Kennedy, of Herington; Mrs. Geo.
W. Perrine and T. P. Kennedy of Delavan. Mr. Kennedy and family moved to
this state in 1878, living at White City
for a short time but soon moving to his
farm near Delavan in the Western part
of this county. He was a member of the
M. E. church for over fifty years.
Mr. Kennedy had
been sick a long while, his sickness turning into paralysis and terminating Sunday evening in death. He was past 71
years of age and had raised a respected
family in the vicinity of Delavan where
he was an old resident. He was known
for his industry, for his positive convictions and expressions on all subjects coming before him. The widow has lost
a good husband, the children a kind father and the community a good citizen.
The funeral was preached at the farm
home at 2 p.m. July 1, by Rev. E. O.
Raymond and the remains followed to
and placed in the Delavan cemetery by a
large procession of friends and neighbors.
(CGR July 5, 1895)
Miss Barbara Kennedy died at the
horne of her sister, Mrs. John Harkness
last Saturday morning at 9 o'clock and
was buried in Delavan cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Funeral service was held at the residence of John
Harkness. Sermon was
preached by Rev. T. P. Henry. A large
funeral procession accompanied the remains to its resting place. Aunt Barbara
as she was familiarly called was a good
Christian woman respected by all who
knew her. She leaves two sisters and
three brothers and a large circle of relatives to mourn her loss.
Her age was 74. (CGR July 7, 1899)
Died in Skiddy, March 23, Mrs. Eliza
J. Key, aged 70 years. Her first husband, William J. Morton, was killed at
the battle of Pittsburg Landing and her
eldest son was killed at Petersburg, Va.
Funeral services held in the M. E. church
conducted by Rev. Moore, of White City.
(CGR April 7, 1893)
Mrs. Anna Louise
Krause died at her home eleven
miles south west of Council Grove, June
13th, 1899. She was of German descent,
forty-four years old and a member of the
Lutheran church. During the past eight
months there has been manifestly a gradual decline in the health of Mrs. Krause.
Her constitution seemed to have lost its
vital force and recuperative energy. She
never complained however, of any failing health, but always addressed herself
to the duties of a wife and mother with
patience and composure.
She was ambitions to excel in all those
commendable virtues which adorn and
beautify the character of a faithful wife
and mother. She was kind, good, and a
beautiful example of fidelity and love to
her husband and children. She looked
well to the ways of her household and
and not the bread of idleness. Her children will rise up and call her blessed, her
husband praiseth her. A few weeks before her death she was taken with a
severe attack of dropsy. During these
sad weeks her sufferings were almost
incessant and at times exceedingly intense and excruciating, but the grace of
God was sufficient for every pain she
bore, and she ultimately came of more
than conqueror through Him that loved
us. Notwithstanding the burning fever
from which she suffered, her mind remand conscious to the last.
No cloud of delirium darkened her mental vision. She had all the care that
tender loving hands could give, and yet
it pleased the Almighty to call her home.
Her dying words were, “I can't stay here
long. I'm going home." We know that
our loss is her eternal gain.
She leaves a kind and loving husband
and five children. But she has committed her loved ones to the care of her loving Savior. Upon these bereaved
ones may the blessing of God ever rest.
Funeral services were held in the M. E.
church at Wilsey and the remains were
laid to rest in the Wilsey cemetery.
(CGR June 23, 1899)
Young Ed. Larmer died this parents‘
home in east Council Grove last Thursday, April 14. He had passed the age of
eighteen years but had never enjoyed
good health. He came to the Grove
some time last summer with his parents
and lived with them until his death. His
parents almost idolized him as he was a
boy with many excellent traits of character. His burial took place in Greenwood cemetery after the funeral sermon
in the Baptist church by the pastor, H.
G. Moore. Ed. leaves seven brothers,
father and mother who will miss him
from their number where he added
much cheerfulness to their lives, but
they have hope in the resurrection and
know that he will be raised again.
(CGR April 22, 1898)
Joseph Leatherwood was born in Adams county, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1831, and died
at his home near Dunlap, Morris county, Kansas, on Thursday, June 2, 1892.
He was married to Emily P. Nichols,
October 9, 1856, who bore him eight children, two of whom are dead and who
proceeded him to the grave nearly ten
He served in Co. L., 2d Ohio cavalry
during the civil war and there contracted
diseases which shortened his days.
He moved with his family to this county January 1, 1877, and settled on the
farm which was his continuous home
until death. At the time of his death he
was justice of the peace of Valley township. and has always been a sober, industrious, upright citizen and consistent
christian. He leaves a married son in
Washington, four sons at home, and a
daughter, the wife of Rev. F. W. Fenn.
Funeral services were conducted at the
house at 2 p.m., June 8, by his pastor,
Rev. D. S. Morrison of the M. E. church,
after which the body was interred in the
Dunlap cemetery. (CGR June 10, 1892)
Mrs. Harry Lee died in Emporla
Saturday night and was brought home
Sunday and her remains laid to rest in
the Dunlap cemetery Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were held in the M. E.
church and a host of friends were present at the last sad rites. Mrs. Lee has
been a resident here for several years
and it is with sorrow and regret the
community will mourn her loss. (CGR June 11, 1897)
Hiram Lee was born in Wayne county,
Indiana the year 1846. About June
15, 1864 he enlisted in Company C, 46th
regiment, Iowa volunteers. Feb. 15,
1872 he was married to Sarah M. Reed at
Thayer, Nebraska. Came to Council
Grove in May, 1896. Died August 8.
1899. Aged 53 years. (CGR Aug. 11, 1899)
John Loren, infant son of D. A. Lee
died Friday and was buried Saturday In
the Dunlap Cemetery. (CGR July 28, 1899)
Milda Pearl, daughter of Harvey and
Laura Lee, living on Rock creek seven
miles southeast of Council Grove, was
born at their present home April 22nd,
1896, departed this life November 2nd,
1897, age one year, six months, twelve
Little Milda came to their home like
the rising sun of the morning with all
its glory and beauty, bringing sunlight
and joy with her, the first born of the
family. The tender little plant in the
great flower garden of God was earnestly
cared for, to grow and develop and became the joy and pride of her parents.
In the bud of its earthly existence the
wind passed over the little plant leaving
its blight and destructive power to which
it succumbed after along struggle, bringing a pang to the hearts of those who st.
tenderly cared for her. All that human
care and attention could do being rendered but of no avail and on the day
mentioned above the spirit took to the
great lover of children who said: “Suffer little children to come unto me and
forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.”
The funeral services took place Wednesday, November 4th at the home of the.
parents on Rock creek, Rev. R. Maloney,
pastor of the M. E. church of Bushong
officiating. The remains were conveyed
to Dunlap cemetery. The long procession was an expression of the heartfelt
sympathy of the many friends of Mr.
and Mrs. Lee in this their hour of sad
bereavement. (CGR Nov. 19, 1897)
The death of Willie Lee, son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. H. Lee, Saturday evening, was a
surprise to all. He had so far recovered
from the disease with which he was first
taken ill as to be able to sit up in bed, and
it had been several days since the physician’s services were no longer needed, and
when on Friday he was attacked with inflamatory rheumatism, and being yet very
weak, he could not survive its ravages. Under such circumstances, all remedies failed
to revive or sustain him, and he passed
away as stated. His remains were buried
in the Dunlap cemetery on Sunday at 4 p.
m., and the funeral services were preached
in the M.E. church by Rev. Royal on Monday. Deceased was about fourteen years
(CGR April 10, 1885)
Mrs. James Long of Rock Creek died
Wednesday of pneumonia and was
buried in Greenwood cemetery this city
yesterday. The deceased was a sister of
Mrs. Fred Montgomery and Mrs. Collins
of Council Grove.
(CGR March 8, 1895)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
McGeorge died at their home in Kansas
City the 6th inst, and was brought to this
city by the parents and buried in Greenwood cemetery on Wednesday.
(CGR July 10, 1891)
Death of Patrick McGoldrick--This well known old soldier, who has
been fighting death for years, surrendered
last Thursday, November 16, 1893, and
passed over the river.
Deceased was a native of Ireland and
was a brickmaker by trade. He enlisted
in the U. S. army August 6, 1862, in the
32d Missouri Infantry. He was discharged at the close of the war in
1865 as corporal of Company H, 82d
Missouri Infantry, For years prior to
his death he was a severe sufferer from
acomplication of diseases no doubt induced by exposure in the army. His
wife died but a few months ago and they
leave several children with no means of
support. The family have for many
years resided in Council Grove and their
afflictions and poverty are well known to
all. The government should do a good
turn for the orphans. At the time of his
death Mr. McGouldrick was drawing a
pension of $6 per month and it was the
only visible means of support for a large
family. The neighbors are doing what
they can for the relief of the little ones.
The funeral services were held on Saturday and the remains placed in Greenwood cemetery.
(CGR Nov. 24, 1893)
Died, June 30th about nine o'clock
a.m., Rev. S. McCullough. His remains
were followed to the Delavan cemetery
by a large procession of neighbors and
friends. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. H. Ritchie of Council
Grove. The Herington lodge of A. F. &
A. M. helped in the burial service. Rev.
Ritchie preached a splendid sermon
such as the occasion demanded. The
family have the sympathy of the entire
community in their sad affliction. A
more extended account of the life and
death of Mr. McCullough will no doubt
be written by someone chosen by the
family. (CGR July 9, 1897)
The little six-months old child of Mr.
and Mrs. McVail of Four Mile died
Tuesday of this week, thus making two little
ones plucked from their midst within
three weeks. Remains were taken to
Four Mile cemetery for interment.
Funeral services were conducted by J.
W. Watkins of Council Grove. (CGR Aug. 27, 1897)
Died, at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. M. Metzger, on Big John, Eugene Metzger, on
Sunday, February 16th, 1896, of typhoid
pneumonia, aged 20 years, 8 months
and 28 days.
Eugene Edwin Metzger was born May
23rd, 1875, on the farm where he died.
Being a young man of excellent character and a kind and dutiful son and
brother, beloved by all who came in contact with him, his death in a sad blow
to the family who have the sympathy of
all in their bereavement. He leaves a
father, mother, two brothers and two
sisters to mourn his loss. The funeral
service were held at the family residence on Tuesday, after which the remains were followed by a large concourse of friends
to their last resting place in Greenwood cemetery.
(CGR Feb. 21, 1896)
A young man, Gus Monson, workman the
farm of Ben Linn, died very suddenly Iast
Wednesday. He was plowing corn, was taken with an epileptic fit, brought on by the excessive heat. He was taken to town but never
came to consciousness again. The funeral was preached at the M.E. church by Rev. F. C. Fenn, after which his remains were
deposited in the Dunlap cemetery. He was a cousin of Mr. Linn and but recently from Sweden, where he leaves a mother to mourn
(CGR July 4, 1890)
Charles Owen was born June 9th, 1838,
at Leominster, England, and died at his
home near Burdick July 11th, 1898. He
was married to Miss Mary Tedstone in
the year 1864. He leaves a widow and
five children, and live grandchildren to
mourn his loss. He had been a resident
of Morris county 32 years, coming here
when the wild Indian was roaming at
will over the country, having lost all of
his property at one time by them. When
he first came to Kansas he commenced
to work at his trade, brick mason, working for the government on the forts here
and afterwards building several brick
buildings in Council Grove. In the
death of Mr. Owen Morris county has
lost one of its best citizens, his neighborhood a good neighbor and his family a
kind husband and father. Like all men
Mr. Owen had his faults, but when compared with his virtues they were insignificant. He was intensely loyal to his
friends, his home, his state, and his
country. He was never so happy as
when dispensing comfort and happiness
to his own home and that of others. His funeral sermon was preached by a
former pastor, Rev. T. P. Henry, who
was also an esteemed friend, from the
text: “If a man die, shall he live again!"
The services were held in the M. E.
church in Delavan and were very impressive throughout. A very large congregation by their presence and attention
gave evidence of their respect, love and
sympathy for the deceased and his
family. During his five months painful
illness he bore all with wonderful resignation often exhibiting that tender
regard for others which was characteristic
of his life.
His remains lie in a beautiful lot in
Delavan cemetery where loving hands
will place beautiful flowers and other
adornments, and from whence we. trust
he will come forth at the resurection a
glorified body to meet and greet his
friends in the land of life. (CGR July 22, 1898)
Mr. Comer Phillips, who lived a couple of miles north of Dunlap, died on
Monday afternoon. Deceased was about 36 years of age, and leaves a wife
and three children. His parents and a number of sisters and brothers
also live in the neighborhood. Mr. Phillips had been a sufferer for some
fifteen years from the complaint which finally ended his life, which,
we understand, Dr. Wright says was a tumerous or callous growth inside
of or near the terminal point of the large intestines, yet beyond the
reach of successful surgical operation. It grew to such proportions
as to obstruct the channel, causing the death of the patient. Funeral
services were held from the M.E. church at Dunlap on Tuesday, with burial
in the Dunlap cemetery. (CGR April 10, 1885)
M. G. Phillips died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Zies, Thursday,
May 24, and was buried Saturday afternoon at Dunlap cemetery, Rev. Armsby
of Council Grove preaching the funeral
sermon in the Congregational church.
Mr. Phillips has been confined to his bed
most of the time for the past two years.
He lenves a wife and five children: Mrs.
0. J. McCabe, Mrs. John K. Cook, Gord.
Phillips, Mrs. Charlie Zies, all of Dunlap,
and M. G. Phillips, of Emporia. (CGR June 1, 1894)
On last Thursday while Mr. Sylvester
Plummer, living about eight miles south
of town was plowing, his children were
engaged in burning weeds and stalks on
the land. One of the children, a little
girl about eight years old, got too close
to the fire and her dress was soon in
flames. By the time her father could
reach her, who at the time was some distance away, the clothes were almost
burned off her. Dr. Crawford of this
city was immediately sent for, but upon
his arrival he found her burns so great
that he could do nothing but ease her
suffering, and the little one died at 3
o'clock Friday morning. (CGR March 11, 1892)
Mrs. Maggie Prichard died of consumption at her home on the Neosho
river last Wednesday and was buried
Thursday in the Cottonwood cemetery.
Her husband died last summer. She
leaves five small children to mourn the
loss of a mother. Mrs. Prichard was the
first to die out of a family of thirteen
(CGR April 27, 1894)
Died, at the home of his father,
Thomas Reese, in this city Saturday,
February 15, 1896, of tonsilitis, Isaac
Reese, aged 28 years and 5 months.
Isaac Reese was born in Washington
Co. Ohio, September 15, 1867. He came
to Morris county with his parents in
March 1884, and resided here ever since.
He was a young man of exemplary habits,
a kind and dutiful son, and an earnest
christian. His death is a sad blow to his
parents and members of the family, who
have the sympathy of the entire community. He leaves a father, mother, five
brothers and three sisters to mourn his
loss. Funeral services were held at the
family residence Monday at 1:30 o'clock,
after which the remains were laid to rest
in Greenwood cemetery, Rev. Geo.
Camp conducting the services. A few
moments before his death he requested
his sister to sing to him his favorite
hymn, “Rock of Ages," from which he
seemed to derive so much spiritual comfort.
(CGR Feb. 21, 1896)
We are deeply pained this week to
he called upon to chronicle the sad
death of Miss Susie Riegel, the beautiful and
accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Riegel, of Wilsey, who after an illness of
about five weeks succumbed to that fell
destroyer typho-pneumonia on last Sunday
night in the twentieth year of her age.
Her death has cast a gloom over the entire
village of Wilsey, as she was a general
favorite with all who knew her. The
funeral servicee were preached in the
congregational church Monday afternoon,
after which the remains were interred in
the Wilsey cemetery.
(CGR May 9, 1890)
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Scott was buried in the Dunlap cemetery
last Sunday morning.
(CGR July 21, 1893)
Mrs. R. A. Sessler/Sesler died Wednesday night, at her home just west of the city, of typhoid fever. She has been a resident of this county for a great many
years and was well and favorably known. The funeral services will be from the M. E. church, Friday afternoon, Rev. J. T. Mayor officiating. (CGR Sept. 15, 1899)
Died, at his home in Valley township, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 1888, George W. Sexton, aged 24 years, five months and 21 days. He had been afflicted for months, with a malady that only death could cure, and although it was painful to see one so young, in the heyday of youth, stricken down, death had no terrors for him. He died in the full assurance of a blessed immortality. The funeral took place on Sunday, Dec. 8, and the remains were followed to their last resting place in Dunlap cemetery by a large concourse of mourning friends.
(CGR Dec. 21, 1888)
Died, February 27, 1895, at her home
on Wrights creek, Mrs. Elizabeth Sowers.
wife of Samuel P. Sowers, age 76 years,
8 months and 21 days. She leaves an
aged husband and three children, Mrs.
L. Sargent, P. E. Sowers and Mrs. Brown
Grant, and many friends, who mourn her
loss. The funeral was held Thursday in
M.P. church by Rev. Pierceall of the
Dunkard church and remains buried in
the Dunlap cemetery. (CGR March 8, 1895)
Mrs. Spence (colored) died at her home
Tuesday morning of dropsy. Mrs.
Spence has lived here a long while and
she leaves many relatives and friends to
mourn her death.
(CGR Sept. 14, 1905)
Mrs. H. W. Gildemeister was called to
Yukon, Oklahoma, last Monday by a
telegram announcing the death of her
mother, Mrs. Mary A. Spencer. Mrs.
Spencer died quite suddenly Monday
morning. She was 82 years of age.
(CGR Nov. 15, 1895)
Henry Steward, colored, died at his
home in Dunlap last Saturday and was
(CGR May 11, 1894)
Word reached here today of the death
of Mrs. Stilwell, nee Lurancy Steel, at
Eureka, Kansas. She died this morning and her remains will be brought
here for burial. Funeral services will
take place from the Christian church tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock p.m., Rev.
W. J. Bryant officiating. The deceased
is well known to Council Grove people
having been raised here. She is a sister of Mrs.
G. W. See.
(CGR Nov. 30, 1900)
Death of W. R. Sutton--It was not a surprise to those who were
familiar with the complicated ailments
of the deceased to learn of his death,
which occurred on Saturday night, March
2, at the German hospital in Kansas City,
where he had been placed for care and
treatment by Council Grove Lodge No.
48, l. O. O. F., assisted by the King‘s
Daughters of Kansas City. He had been
in failing health for the past five or six
years. Mr. Sutton came to Council Grove
from near Kansas City in 1878. He was
a painter by trade and lived here until
about four years ago when he moved to
the state of Washington on account of
the poor health of himself and wife. His
wife died in August, 1892. In the spring
of 1894 Mr. Sutton returned to Kansas
City very much broken in health. He
had become a member of the order of
Odd Fellows early in life in Missouri and
in 1875 joined Council Grove Lodge, of
which he was a member at the time of
his death. He died within a short distance of where the family lived when he
was a boy. His remains were brought
here by E. J. Dill of this city and buried
on Monday in Greenwood cemetery by
the side of his former wife, who was a
daughter of our late well known citizen,
Dr. Dill. The burial ceremony was under the auspices of Council Grove Lodge
No. 48 I. O. O. F.
(CGR March 8, 1895)
Died, at Choteau, Indian Territory, Aug. 16th, of cholera infantum, Fleta, aged 16 months and 12 days, only daughter of J. W. and Jean Tedstone. The remains of little Fleta, followed by the young parents and other relatives,
were brought here by express and placed in the silent tomb at Greenwood
cemetery. Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. W. R.
Terwilliger, conducted by Rev. Comer.
(CGR Aug. 24, 1883)
Died, July 4, 1894, Stanley Vickers,
youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Vickers, age 4 years, 7 months and 29 days. The remains were buried Thursday in the Dunlap cemetery. (CGR July 13, 1894)
Mrs. Kate Williams (colored) died Monday morning of billious lever. She had
been sick but a short time and was laid
to rest in the colored cemetery. (CGR July 26, 1901)
Mrs. Winn‘s little Coe died at her
home in north Dunlap Tuesday. Will
be buried In the colored cemetery Wednesday.
(CGR Sept. 21, 1900)
Died, Monday, Nov. 16, 1885, at home, one half mile west of Dunlap,
Kansas, Mrs. Ann Henderson Wodke, aged 39 years and 3 months. She had
lingered in great suffering for several months with a female disease,
and under such circumstances her death can only be regarded as a
blessing to her. Deceased leaves a family consisting of a husband and
five children, who have the sympathy of their friends in their
bereavement. Services were from the M.E. church on Tuesday afternoon,
and the remains laid to rest in the Dunlap cemetery. (CGR Nov. 27, 1885)
Penelope N. Stalnaker was born February 5th, 1818 in Randolph county, West
Virginia, and was married to Wm. E.
Wood October 12th, 1837; died January
14th, 1896 at her home five miles from
In 1856 Wm. E. Wood and wife moved
to Polk county, Iowa. After two years
residence in Iowa and one in Missouri,
they came to Morris county and settled
on the farm in Neosho township where
the remainder of their lives was spent.
To them were born thirteen children, all
of whom died in infancy except one, that
one died at the age of ten years. Mother
Wood gave her heart to God in her early
youth and spent her long life in his service. Having lived a consistent, faithful
christian life her end was peace. After
funeral services held in the M. E. church
January 15th. her body was laid to rest
in Greenwood cemetery beside her husband who had preceeded her only ten
months. (CGR Jan. 24, 1896)
Roy, the two year old son of Mr. end
Mrs. Henry Weaver, of this city, died
Sunday morning after several weeks illness of pneumonia. Funeral services
were held Monday after which interment
took place in Four Mile cemetery, Rev.
(CGR Feb. 18, 1898)
M. B. Wright of Dunlap died July
25th at six a.m. of heart failure. Mr.
Wright had not been well for some weeks
but he had regained some strength and
was doing some work in the shop every
day. He had worked all day the day
before his death and the people of this
community were startled on Saturday
morning to learn of his death. No man
in this community could be missed more
than our dear old Father Wright. He
was always interested in church work,
was a consistent member and a worthy
deacon, and was beloved by all. His
place will not be easily filled. The Lord
has been very good to him and blessed
him with a good long life. M. B. Wright
was born in Canada August 11th, 1821,
and had he lived until the 11th of next
month would have been seventy-five
years of age. His wife survives him,
with whom he had lived almost fifty-two
years. He leaves three children to mourn
his loss: Wm. who lives on the Collins
farm, Mrs. Moore of Kansas City and
Mrs. Gramaline living in Florida. Also
two brothers and one sister survive him.
Robert of Council Grove, an older brother,
a methodist preacher and a sister who is
seventy-three years of age living in Can-
ada. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Sunday morning. A
great multitude turned out to partake in
the last sad rites in honor of this grand
and good man. Blessed are the dead
that die in the Lord. Rev. W. R. Bair
preached the funeral sermon and went to
Council Grove and performed the burial
rites. (CGR July 31, 1896)
John Yetman died September 23,
1894, at the home of his son, A. J. Yetman, and was buried Monday in the Dunlap cemetery.
(CGR Sept. 28, 1894)
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